Germany - The Rise of the Far Right



From Channel 4 : Nowhere is the rise of the far right more poignant and alarming than in Berlin, Europe's powerhouse. This city is pockmarked with the bitter lessons of history.

Germany has worked hard at what they call "Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung", or 'overcoming the past'. There are strict laws against hate crimes.

And yet the city of Chemnitz saw mass rallies with neo-Nazi overtones in August and last week there were similar but smaller marches in Koethen.

What's more, the anti-immigrant AfD is now the 'official opposition party' in the Bundestag with 92 MPs. And the party is supported both in words and in person by Ukip's Nigel Farage.

They deny any links with extremists - but Channel 4 spoke to one extreme right-wing leader who believes it opens doors to his kind of views.